Basketball speed and quickness…why do some players have it and others don’t? This is an easy one….Genetics! Is that the only way basketball players can have an explosive, quick first step? Not at all! A Key to Basketball Speed and Quickness. The unique part of basketball speed and quickness is timing, fakes, body position, and […]
first step quickness
Let’s not think in only a linear direction. In basketball, tennis, and football most of the time the first step is on an angle or lateral. Many times the first step is backwards…think corner back or outfielder. We have to understand how the athlete moves best in multi-directions. Understand not all sports have the same
There are hundreds and hundreds of different acceleration drills you could choose from to improve starting and acceleration quickness, but I have one that creates great results… Acceleration Drill – Band Resisted 3 Cone Read & React: 1. Each athlete has a band around their waist; a band with the appropriate resistance for each one.